According to a recent supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, between 9 and 41 percent of medications in a sample of 16,800 drugs fell short of meeting quality standards. In an industry whose offerings include lifesaving drugs, substandard products put the public health at risk—and the stakes couldn’t be higher. In a foreword to the supplement, former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg writes, “Substandard and falsified medical products pose significant risks to global health with potentially devastating and far-reaching consequences.” The crux of the problem is a lack of visibility along the supply chain, which can lead to these vulnerabilities.
Inside a refrigerated warehouse, a life sciences product awaits distribution to a customer. Once it becomes part of an order, the product is moved from its climate-controlled environment to a cold shipping package, then driven (or, more likely, air-lifted) to its final destination. The pervasive challenges throughout that entire process? Keeping the product in a specified temperature range, no matter the circumstances—and documenting the proof of temperature in a format that can be accessed anytime, anywhere to address consumer concerns and regulatory compliance.
Topics: cold chain, cold chain integrity, consumer confidence, digital supply chain, food industry, life sciences, life sciences compliance, mobile execution, mobile supply chain, mobility and cold chain, product integrity, quality of delivery
Here’s a look at a couple of our more recent success story additions. Both of these mobility implementations also highlight a member of our global partner network, a powerful collaboration that extends our expertise in a variety of industries and countries. You’ve heard the old saying, “there’s strength in numbers.” Our partner network is an ideal example of that adage!
Topics: digital supply chain, dsi mobile solutions, engineering and construction, enterprise mobility, life sciences, mobile apps, mobile implementation, mobile optimization, mobile supply chain, mobility case studies